CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE
   FROM THE REGULATION FOR REDUCING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND
                EMISSIONS FROM CONSUMER PRODUCTS

A public hearing will be conducted at the time and place noted
below to consider an application for variance from the regulation
for reducing volatile organic compound emissions from consumer
products (the "consumer products regulation"; Title 17,
California Code of Regulations, sections 94507-94517).  The Chief
of the Stationary Source Division of the Air Resources Board, or
his delegee, will hear evidence on whether the granting of a
variance is appropriate.

           DATE:    March 6, 1997
           TIME:    9:00 a.m.
          PLACE:    Air Resources Board
                    2020 L Street 
                    Lower Level, Board Hearing Room
                    Sacramento, California  95814

Section 94509(a) of the consumer products regulation specifies
volatile organic compound (VOC) standards for various categories
of consumer products.  These standards include a 60 percent VOC
limit (by weight) for fabric protectants which became effective
on January 1, 1997.  In addition, section 94514 of the consumer
products regulation allows any person who cannot comply with the
requirements of section 94509, because of extraordinary reasons
beyond the person's reasonable control, to apply to the Executive
Officer for a variance.  The criteria and procedures for granting
a variance are specified in section 94514.

The applicant listed below has applied for a variance under
section 94514.

                    Lilly Industries, Incorporated
                    Guardsman Products Business Unit
                    4999 - 36th Street SE
                    Grand Rapids, Michigan  49512      
                                   
The public hearing to consider the variance application will be
conducted in accordance with procedures set forth in section
94514 of the consumer products regulation.  At the hearing, the
applicant will be asked to present evidence demonstrating that
the criteria for granting a variance have been met.  Interested
members of the public will be allowed a reasonable opportunity to
testify at the hearing.  All parties may, but need not be,
represented by counsel at the hearing.  Subsequent to the
hearing, the Chief of the Stationary Source Division shall
determine whether, under what conditions, and to what extent a
variance is necessary and will be permitted.

Copies of the consumer products regulation and the variance
application may be obtained from the Public Information Office,
Air Resources Board, 2020 L Street, Sacramento, California 95814, 
(916) 322-2990, at least 30 days prior to the scheduled hearing.  
Further inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to 
Ms. Peggy Taricco, Manager, Technical Evaluation Section, 
Stationary Source Division, Air Resources Board, P.O. Box 2815, 
Sacramento, California 95812, (916) 322-8283.

                         CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                          
                         Janette Brooks, Manager
                         Implementation Section
                         Air Quality Measures Branch


Date:  January 21, 1997